Huge Opportunities in MRO Services for Navy
18 May 2018
FICCI organized the 'Aviation Indigenisation Expo 2018' in association with the Indian Navy and the Aeronautical Society of India, Goa. On the occasion, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, said that the maintenance and repair of any aircraft using latest and hi-end technology is the lifeline of Naval aviation fleet, and indigenization efforts to ensure that the right spare is available at the right time must begin much earlier in the life cycle of a platform after its induction.
This effort will not only reduce the aircraft downtime as majority of components are still import dependent but will also result in lower cost of repair and maintenance. He added that while the Naval aircraft yards and station level workshops have been meeting the challenges, there is a need to encourage OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to set up facilities and carry out repair up to module level. MRO: Maintenance, repair, operations.